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American drama : the bastard art

Author: Susan Harris Smith
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Cambridge studies in American theatre and drama.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In American Drama: The Bastard Art, Susan Harris Smith looks at the many often conflicting cultural and academic reasons for the neglect and dismissal of American drama as a legitimate literary form. Covering a wide range of topics - theatrical performance, the rise of nationalist feeling, the creation of academic disciplines, and the development of sociology - Smith's study is a contentious and revisionist  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Harris Smith
ISBN: 0521563844 9780521563840 0521032423 9780521032421
OCLC Number: 34513129
Description: vi, 248 pages : illustrations, map, portrait ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Problem of American Drama --
2. Generic Hegemony: The Exclusion of American Drama --
3. No Corner in Her Own House: What Is American About American Drama? --
4. Did She Jump or Was She Pushed? American Drama in the University Curriculum --
5. Caught in the Close Embrace: Sociology and Realism --
6. Conclusion: Beyond Hegemony and Canonicity.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American theatre and drama.
Responsibility: Susan Harris Smith.
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